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Associate – London


flinder is a technology and data-led finance insight provider that enables better decision-making. We work with fast-growth businesses using technology to simplify complex data and deliver relevant insight.

Role description

As an accounting apprentice, you will be supporting our finance team delivering our services to a portfolio of diverse clients predominantly in the London and South East region. You will gain experience in transactional processing, a number of different cloud based accounting systems, VAT returns, period end procedures, preparing year-end financial statements and working with data in various forms. You will also gain an appreciation of working to tight timelines and a high quality work ethic with great attention to detail. As part of your apprenticeship you will work towards a professional qualification which will go hand in hand with your day to day role.

Duties & responsibilities

You will have responsibility for:

• Using cloud accounting systems (Xero, QuickBooks, Sage One/Live) to maintain accurate records for a portfolio of clients
• Performing bank reconciliations, processing receipts and payments
• Preparing VAT returns for a portfolio of clients prior to review
• Preparing suggested payment run files for client approval
• Preparing monthly payroll changes and communicating with our payroll team for a portfolio of clients
• Completing period end close activities including the relevant month end adjustments i.e. prepayments, accruals and journals
• Preparing the monthly accounts including standard reporting from the accounting system
• Supporting our finance managers with monthly and quarterly reporting including account closing procedures
• Support in consulting-style workshops
• Support with systems implementations
• Ad hoc support for finance managers and business advisors as required
• Liaising with clients and developing strong working relationships
• Providing regular status updates on client deliverables

Experience & requirements

To be considered for the role you must have:

Passed some AAT, ACCA or ACA exams and working towards your accountancy qualification
At least 12 months of relevant finance and accounting experience, preferably in a small to mid sized practice
Some experience and working knowledge of bookkeeping and finance processes
An enjoyment of working for different clients whilst understanding and meeting their individual needs
Experience with cloud accounting systems e.g. Xero, QuickBooks etc.
Strong computer, data and process skills
Excellent attention to detail and time management skills
The ability to proactively question everything to improve quality and processes


£18,000 – £21,000 (experience dependent)
Discretionary performance related bonus (expectation 5 – 10%)
Pension contributions


Unlimited holidays

Other benefits

Study package (tuition, study days, first-time pass bonuses) for professional qualification
Fully paid strategy week each year
Employee perks provided through PerkBox
Flexible working
Laptop available for business and personal use
Mobile phone or BYOD allowance

Additional info

You will predominantly be based in London and travel to client sites will be required. From time to time you may work from home depending on business and client needs.

See below for some videos of what life at flinder is really like, from our team, our clients and our ski trips!

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